17 Apr, 2009

Rhodes, Greece – An Archeological Wonder in the Aegean Sea


Rhodes is one of the most known Greek islands, located at the southeast Aegean. It is one of the Twelve Islands that compound the Dodecanese complex of islands. It is reputed due to its beauty and diverse history, but also due to the Colossus, one of the seven miracles of the ancient world. Colossus was a huge statue decorating the port of the island. Today, Mandraki, the island’s port is ornamented with deer statues

The medieval town of Rhodes is declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco. After the downfall of the Byzantium Empire in 1300s, the island was occupied by the Templar Knights who decided to rebuild the town so as to match the medieval town models. The dominant building which remains until today intact and attracts thousands of visitors is the Palace of the Grand Master. Among the numerous archaeological sites on the island are the Ancient Town of Lindos, the Acropolis of Rhodes, Ialysos and the Temple of God Apollo. The old town and the harbor are considered to be among the most beautiful harbors and administrative cities in the world.

Rhodes was the main honeymoon destination for many celebrities from all over the world who wished to spend their first days together indulging into this mixture of medieval and oriental atmosphere. It is indeed a very romantic and sensual place.

Some people believe that if you want to persuade your significant one to marry you, this is the place to propose : Beneath the shadow of the castle, along the cobblestone paths where the Templar Knights resided , somewhere along the coastline ornamented by palms and sandy beaches, your partner can say yes and bring you joy and happiness. This is probably the reason why Rhodes is a favorite destination among both Greeks and Foreigners.


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